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Terms and Conditions

Auld Ireland Travel 2017
Terms and Conditions for Land and Air

 
 
LEGAL
It is the passenger's responsibility to understand the following terms and conditions. By booking travel with Auld Ireland Travel, herewith referred to as the "Tour Manager" the passenger agrees to adhere to and accept all terms and conditions. 
 
IMPORTANT AIR AND LAND PACKAGE INFORMATION
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Air Seats are limited and prices may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates, or length of stay. Holiday periods, flights and dates outside of specified travel period are available at additional costs. Accommodations include applicable taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Flight restrictions/terms & conditions apply. Tickets are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/changes. 
 
DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT
First Deposit of $500.00, must be made at time of booking. Balance is due 130 days prior to departure. Preferred method of payment is by check made payable to Auld Ireland Travel. We also accept the following Credit Cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

 

There is a 3.25% service charge on credit cards. Unless otherwise advised, the credit card selected for initial payment will also be charged for final balance of the reservation.
 
ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR CHANGE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
All Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. All tours will incur a $50 fee per change to any land components plus any additional incurred costs. Changes made inside of 45 days are considered a cancellation. Fees are subject to adjustment at any time at the discretion of Auld Ireland Travel. For air changes penalties vary by airline. Minimum fee for changes to airline reservations is $150 per person per segment. Spelling corrections to clients' names after tickets have been issued are subject to airline change fees. If documents have been issued a shipping fee will apply to send revised travel documents. Fees are subject to adjustment at any time at the discretion of Auld Ireland Travel. Name changes and transfers of reservations are not permitted.
 
REFUNDS FOR UNUSED SERVICES
No refunds will be made for unused services once travel arrangements have commenced.
 
AIR ARRANGEMENTS 
Auld Ireland Travel is not responsible if an airline cancels, reschedules, or delays a flight for any reason. If you miss your departure flight, it is your responsibility to work with the airline on which you are ticketed to reach your destination. Auld Ireland Travel is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur prior to joining your trip. Auld Ireland Travel is not responsible for and will not provide any refund for portions of trips missed due to canceled, rescheduled, or delayed flights. 
 
For air purchased through Auld Ireland Travel, if any air schedule requires an overnight stay in a gateway city, it is the client's responsibility to secure accommodations at client's expense. Air routings are subject to availability. Routings are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time.
If you make your own flight arrangements, Auld Ireland Travel will not be responsible for any loss resulting from cancellation or changes in international gateways or travel dates. We recommend that you do not purchase airline tickets with high penalty charges for changes.
Please note that Auld Ireland Travel cannot be held responsible for any air and other travel arrangements not booked with Auld Ireland Travel.  
 
PARTICIPATION
For the benefit of everyone on your vacation, Auld Ireland Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any vacation participant and to remove any participant whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the interests of the other participants. We will not refund nor cover any cost or expenses you incur if we have to terminate your vacation arrangements due to your unacceptable behavior.
 
TRAVELLERS WHO NEED SPECIAL ASSISTANCE
You must report any disability requiring special attention while on tour with Auld Ireland Travel at the time the reservation is made. Auld Ireland Travel will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by air carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. The Americans with Disabilities Act is only applicable within the United States and facilities for disabled individuals are limited outside its borders. Most transportation services, including the touring motor coach, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a vacation participant for walking, dining, getting on and off motor coaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well-being.
Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international tours. 
 
YOUNG TRAVELLERS
Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult and share an adult's  accommodations throughout the duration of the vacation. Due to heightened security, many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a child will be traveling with adults other than the parents or with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents or non-traveling parent granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel. We suggest that you also contact the appropriate consulate and airlines because they may have additional requirements or recommendations. 
 
SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed on transportation that is exclusively provided by Auld Ireland Travel.  
 
PRICES
All package prices listed herein are per person and are based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. 
Prices are subject to change. Brochure prices are Land and Air. A land only price will be made available on request.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All rates are shown in U.S. dollars and do not include future government taxes or surcharges, or additional future service charges. These rates are based on exchange rates, tariffs and tax rates in effect as of the time of booking and may be subject to change without notice. Each individual tour price includes charges for research, itinerary preparation and planning, currency transfer and booking procedures. In each case, the quoted price represents a complete package price and an itemization of individual component prices will not be rendered under any circumstances. Rates may not apply to Christmas, and New Year's season. Supplements may be required for St. Patrick's week, Easter week, and other holidays.
 
VISAS & PASSPORTS
You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. Non-U.S. citizens must consult with appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed and are responsible for obtaining all visas and entry documents independently. Auld Ireland Travel is not responsible for providing you with specific visa and passport information or documentation and Auld Ireland Travel cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure of the passenger to carry correct documentation. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple-entry visas are required for some vacations. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements. 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
The accommodations listed on the brochure are intended to be used on all departures; however, if a change becomes necessary for any reason, including additional departures on the same date, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent to those shown. All accommodations are arranged as stated herein. We reserve the right to substitute hotels, and sightseeing listed herein for similar product categories as conditions may require. Hotel rooms in Europe are typically smaller and less standardized than those in the United States and do not always offer air conditioning. Please note that a "twin room" generally includes 2 twin beds placed side by side. Single rooms often only include one twin bed and are smaller than twin sized rooms. Please note that accommodation check-in times vary worldwide. It is standard hotel policy that hotel check-in is generally not possible before 2:00 p.m. 
 
PRIVATE BATH AND SINGLE ROOMS
In exceptional cases where private baths or single rooms reserved by us are not available, refunds will be made by the Tour Director or Local Host. Claims made in this respect cannot be accepted after the vacation is completed. 
 
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Porterage for one suitcase is included in the vacation price. Airport porterage is not included unless otherwise specified in your travel documents. Due to limited capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x18"x10" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). Your air carrier may have stricter weight/dimension limitations. Some vacations have more restrictive regulations than these listed above. 
Size and weight limitations for carry-on and checked baggage vary from airline to airline and even according to destination, and are becoming more restrictive. Some airlines are also charging fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag, and these fees are not included in the vacation package. Please check with your airline(s) directly for baggage information and regulations. Auld Ireland Travel is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. Regulations within most airports require that travelers handle their own luggage through customs. No responsibility is accepted for loss of or damage to baggage or any of the traveler's belongings throughout the duration of the vacation. Health and Travel Insurance is recommended. 
 
Carry-on bags should not exceed the dimensions of 12"x11"x6". For safety reasons, wheeled carry-on bags are not suitable as hand luggage. Carry-on bags must be small enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat in front of you. We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding the guidelines above. An additional fee may be collected by the Tour director directly if the above conditions are not strictly adhered to.
 
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR VACATION PRICE
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour Director, Local Host, Driver, Local Guides, gratuities on ferries, laundry, telephone, minibar, alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Auld Ireland Travel menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection premiums; excess baggage fees; and all other items not specifically mentioned. 
 
REFUNDS
Auld Ireland Travel reserves the right to determine eligibility for requested refunds. All claims for refunds must be submitted in writing within 30 days of end of travel date. 
 
AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Airport transfers can be added at time of bookings on qualifying flights and dates. Not all flights qualify. Customers not using Auld Ireland Travel transfers will be solely responsible for arriving at airport by time of departure. 
 
SPECIAL REQUESTS
Special requests if confirmed are subject to availability. When making a purchase you expressly accept the possibility that Auld Ireland Travel may not satisfy such special requests. No purchase or reservation may be canceled based on the failure of Auld Ireland Travel to satisfy special requests. 
 
SAFETY 
Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Auld Ireland Travel, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, aircraft, or other means of transportation; the forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Auld Ireland Travel and its affiliates will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. It is understood that Auld Ireland Travel and its affiliate will use their best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken. 
 
ITINERARY CHANGES
Auld Ireland Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary whatever the conditions. Auld Ireland Travel or its affiliates will not be responsible for any loss or expense caused by reason of such changes. 
Auld Ireland Travel reserves the right to cancel, advance, or postpone any scheduled tour and may, but is not obligated to, substitute another. Auld Ireland Travel shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to tour participants by reason of any such cancellation, advancement, or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Auld Ireland Travel, tour participants' only right of recourse shall be to a refund of monies paid to said operator in connection with such tour. In the event of strikes, lockouts, riots, or stoppage of labor for whatever cause or for any other reason whatsoever, Auld Ireland Travel may at any time cancel, advance, or postpone any scheduled segment and may, but is not obliged to, substitute another and shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to tour participants by reason of any such cancellation, advancement, or postponement. 
 
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
The air carriers, accommodations, and other suppliers (referred to as "the Suppliers")--including but not limited to trains, ferries, motor coaches, hotels, and restaurants--providing optional activities and excursions ("the Services") in the area of the vacation itinerary that are available for booking are not run, supervised, or controlled in any way by Auld Ireland Travel. These services are provided by local operators or other third parties that are entirely independent of the Auld Ireland Travel, which has no control and has no right of control over the operations of these independent contractors. Such activities and excursions do not form any part of the product or service sold to you by Auld Ireland Travel or of these Terms and Conditions, even where the Auld Ireland Travel suggests particular operators/other third parties and/or assists you in booking such activities or excursions. Your contract for such activity or excursion will be with the organizer or operator of that activity or excursion and will be subject to its Terms and Conditions, which may contain exclusions or limitations of liability. Auld Ireland Travel has no liability for any such activity or excursion or for any act(s) or omission(s) of the organizer or operator or for any of its employees or agents or any other person(s) connected with the activity or excursion. Any advice or assistance on or with any activity or excursion provided by any local representative does not mean or imply that the activity or excursion is sold, supervised, or controlled by Auld Ireland Travel or that any such advice or assistance is given on behalf of Auld Ireland Travel. Vacation participants are asked to check with the operator of any activity or excursion and the applicable Terms and Conditions before booking.
 
RESPONSIBILITY
Payment of the trip itinerary constitutes consent to all Legal policies and terms and conditions described here. Neither Auld Ireland Travel nor any mentioned or unmentioned subagents/affiliates shall be held responsible for any personal injury, property damage or other loss a passenger incurs on any tour arising from acts or omissions by any air carrier, public transport company, hotel, subcontractor or other person or organization, whether or not such company is rendering any services supplied on the tour. All tickets are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. Auld Ireland Travel accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations or missed connections due to mechanical problems, sickness, quarantine, weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism or other circumstances beyond its control. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you purchase an optional travel protection plan. Auld Ireland Travel reserves the right to alter prices at any time prior to departure and without prior notice if circumstances so warrant. Any devaluation or revaluation of currencies may affect published prices.
 
HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE    
Insurance for both health and travel is recommended. Please check your individual health insurance to make sure it is valid for travel outside the United States. Medicare policies do NOT cover international travel. Travel insurance can be obtained for trip cancellation coverage, protecting you for up to 100% of your trip costs for covered reasons like:
  • Illness or injury of you or your traveling companions
  • Termination by your employer
  • Natural disasters such as hurricanes, named severe storms, or earthquakes
 
 
Contact us to discuss your next tour of Ireland:
Ireland: 353 86 238 3058
USA: 1-815-585-1461